This pillow is different depending on which side you are looking at. The front of the pillow features an alligator with a closed mouth and a bird sleeping peacefully on his nose. The back of the pillow features an alligator with an open mouth and a bird that is now awake and looking warily at the alligator's teeth.
20 sts & 26 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch with 4mm straight knitting needles.
I taught myself how to knit out of a book several years ago, and I haven't stopped since.